The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has backed the decision of Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke to allow local government areas in the state enjoy autonomy.
In a statement signed by Oba Akanbi in Osogbo, the Monarch noted that Adeleke’s decision to open the state’s account books to royal fathers during their monthly meeting was commendable.
He also said the move was an indication that the governor recognises the important roles monarchs play in managing affairs of the state.
The statement partly read, “I don’t know where he got the wisdom of having a meeting with the traditional institution to commence his administration, but I know such must be a divine wisdom from God. He is starting on a good note for recognising the traditional institution.
“Equally, the governor deserves another commendation for his pledge to grant autonomy to local government administrations in Osun State.
“Doing such will repose the confidence in local government and extend dividends of democracy to the grassroots.”